The Gaushala in Alwar, Rajasthan, was the place that Avdhoot Shivanand ji decades ago had spent years in his spiritual austerities, then a barren dry land amidst the isolated Aravali Mountains that few dared to even venture into.
Few years ago Babaji and GuruMa decided to convert this land into a rich natural habitat for cows, that needed shelter, protection and food. With the dedicated efforts of Babaji and GuruMa in just a span of few years the large piece of dry sand land was converted into a green paradise, that today grows fresh organic fruits, vegetables and crops. It today has turned into a shelter home for more than 800 cows that gradually grew in numbers, as poor farmers decided to leave the sick, dying and useless cows and even continue to do so. They are looked after here by the Gaushala, nourished and revived back to health. Many cows rescued from slaughter houses also land up here.
Avdhoot Shivanand ji ensured over time that he built a proper shelter for them, store gallons of litres of drinking water and provide tonnes of cattle feed on a daily basis. Though the maintenance of such large number of cows and workers are huge, Babaji never accepted donations for the tasks nor does he still prefer even though a good number of volunteers regularly approach the ashram for contributions.
The Gaushala in Alwar, Rajasthan, was the place that Babaji decades ago had spent years in his spiritual austerities, then a barren dry land amidst the isolated Aravali Mountains that few dared to even venture into.